1st edition 2016-2018

The first edition of the “Art & Science across Italy” project (2016-2018) was attended by approx. 2750 students from 105 high schools in the cities of Milan, Padua, Venice, Florence and Naples.

The 390 works created by the students were exhibited locally, in each participating town, under the title “The Colours of the Higgs Boson”. The 10 artworks nominated as winners in each city were admitted to the National phase which ended with the exhibition in Naples at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) held in May 2018.

The 24 winners of the national phase received a scholarship to participate in a Master of Art and Science that took place at CERN in Geneva in September 2018.

The numbers that summarize the first edition are as follows:

  • Approx. 3,000 hours of work-school alternation.
  • More than 110 scientific seminars.
  • 1,000 students at local universities/INFN sections.
  • 20 schools visited LABEC, LLN and LNF.
  • Approx. 2,000 students visited National Museums.
  • “The Colours of the Higgs Boson” – exhibition on display for 98 days.
  • 390 artistic compositions exhibited at the exhibitions.


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fellowship at CERN

Sponsor e Patrocini

Guida Editori


Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli
Accedemia delle Arti del Disegno
ATLAS experiment at LHC
Dipartimento di Fisica – Università Federico II di Napoli
Dipartimento di Fisica – Università degli Studi di Padova
Museo MANN
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II